A former mission finance associate at Stoel Rives has filed an age discrimination swimsuit that claims the agency “remoted, disparaged and harassed him” after studying how outdated he was.
Plaintiff Roger Rosendahl says he didn’t disclose he was 73 when he joined the agency in April 2014. Months later, Rosendahl disclosed his age to an assistant he shared with the workplace managing associate when making use of for a transit reimbursement. The discrimination started quickly afterward, in line with the lawsuit. The American Lawyer has coverage.
The professional se lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C., superior courtroom in December and eliminated to federal courtroom on Wednesday.
The swimsuit claims that Stoel Rives workplace managing associate Greg Jenner mocked Rosendahl on the workplace Christmas dinner by claiming he knew Annette Funicello from the 1950s TV present The Mickey Mouse Membership. Rosendahl was excluded from key work he developed for the agency, his work credit score and tasks have been assigned to youthful companions, and he was excluded from shopper pitches, in line with the swimsuit.
After he objected to the remedy, Rosendahl was fired in December 2017 in a “blindside termination with out discover, warning or clarification any form,” the swimsuit says. That, together with plans to take away his itemizing on the agency’s web site, created “a robust presumption of great wrongdoing” that might make it troublesome to safe one other job, the swimsuit says.
Stoel Rives relayed details about the firing to shoppers and a regulation agency that was a logical place for him to relocate, the swimsuit says. The agency undertook “malicious efforts to finish his profession” after which provided an “illusory settlement proposal” to take care of Rosendahl’s standing on the agency as he regarded for one more place, at the same time as its disclosures about his firing undermined these efforts, the swimsuit says.
The swimsuit additionally claims the regulation agency “instituted a behind-the-scenes Soviet-style ‘Inquisition’ ” in response to a remark he made to a feminine associate at a regulation agency reception. The remark, meant to interrupt the ice, was, “Don’t you recognize you’re too good to be a litigator?” The agency’s investigation lacked due course of, and it “wholly fabricated and manufactured occasions” that had not occurred on the reception, proclaiming Rosendahl “a drunken bigot,” the swimsuit says.
The swimsuit alleges: age discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional misery, conversion of origination credit score, fraudulent inducement “to play together with [the firm’s] actions,” breach of his preliminary engagement settlement, breach of the implied covenant of excellent religion and truthful dealing, defamation, extortion by means of threatening Rosendahl’s standing within the agency, creation of a hostile work surroundings, and retaliation.
Rosendahl is at present listed as a partner on the Nelson Mullins web site, the American Lawyer factors out.
A Stoel Rives spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.